Sunday, 11 February 2018

Easy Slice-n'-Bake Valentine's Cookies // Recipe


Hello lovelies, from France! I'm in the Alpes right now as I'm posting this, after my first day of skiing this holiday and now probably exhausted, curled up in our little Alpine Lodge...and thinking 'thank god I remembered to pre-write this post!' 

Some of you will be spending Valentine's this year with someone special, or maybe you make it a family thing like me, but either way I think anyone can do with a bit of sweetness on the 14th right? These sugar cookies I've made most years and are still my favourite thing, so simple but the picture-perfect treats that can make the cutest present for anyone. They're also made using a 'slice-n'-bake' technique which takes a little more prep than usual but basically means you can keep it in the freezer and slice cookies to bake off whenever you want. If you're looking for an easy Valentine's-Bake to brighten up someone's day I hope you enjoy, it's amazing what a little bit of pink food colouring can do haha!



FOR THE COOKIES

Ingredients: (Makes 16-20 Cookies)

  • 300g Plain Flour
  • 200g Salted Butter
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 120g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Freeze-Dried Raspberries
  • Pink Food Colouring
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract


METHOD:

1. Make the dough by adding the Flour and Butter to a food processor and whizzing to fine crumbs. Then, add the egg yolks and blend again until smooth. 

2. Take 1/3 of the mix out and set aside (this will be coloured later to make the pink part!) and add the vanilla extract to the main dough and combine.

3. Set aside, and put the reserved dough back in the food processor with the freeze-dried raspberries and pink food colouring. Pulse until you get a really vibrant pink colour and then wrap both doughs in cling film and leave in the fridge for 30mins. 

1. Make the dough by adding the Flour and Butter to a food processor and whizzing to fine crumbs. Then, add the egg yolks and blend again until smooth. 
4. Take the pink dough out and roll flat. Then use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to stamp out hearts until all the dough is used up. Stack them and mould together to form a cylinder, but take care to still keep the heart shape. Wrap up and put in the Freezer for 3 hours until it goes hard. 

5. When hard, take out and carefully press your plain dough around the shape to each 'side' of the heart and then roll into a fat cylinder so the pink heart dough is completely encircled by the plain one (hidden inside!) and chill for 2 hours. 

6. Pre-heat your oven to 180°, then take out your cylinder and slice into 1cm little disks. Now you should be able to see the heart in the centre. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. 






QOTD: ARE YOU HAVING A SOLO VALENTINE'S THIS YEAR OR WITH A LOVED ONE?

23 comments

  1. Oh these are so stinkin cute and they look delicious!!!! I'm a big foodie so I need to try this!!!

    www.itsmiraclewhip.com

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    1. Haha pink everything in baking always makes the cutest things! x

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  2. And to answer your question I'll probably be solo this year :(

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  3. Ahhh the cookies look so cute and tasty - well a bit too cute to eat hihi
    Thank you for the recipe, I definetly have to try it.

    take a look at my newest BLOGENTRY

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  4. These are so cute and look delicious! i'm terrible in the kitchen so probably way out of my capabilities so will just drool over your wonderful photos instead!

    Melanie - www.frasersfunhouse.com

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  5. These cookies are so cute and look so so good! I love the shape and design! I am defo going to try this recipe! xx corinne

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to try and re-create them with different shapes inside x

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  6. I hope your trip has been wonderful. I love the idea of these cookies, they look just as good as shop-bought except you’ll be able to eat them hot! Your recipe style is also super easy to follow,
    Zara xx

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  7. These look great!! 😍 I would love to try and make these!

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  8. These cookies are adorable! Not too tricky to make as well! I'll definitely have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  9. These are so cute and I think they would make a perfect gift at any times for a loved one!
    Lea, xx

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    1. Yes, tied in a little bow they'd be so cute as a present x

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  10. They look so simple and easy to make! The hearts in the middle are too cute x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  11. this looks so great! Definitely a recipe I'm saving!

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  12. Wow these look so impressive, perfect for valentines. I will definitely be saving this recipe :)

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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    1. Glad you like them! Thanks for reading <3

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